At the launch of the Hennessy/National Gallery of Ireland inaugural  portrait prize, from left: judges Donald Teskey, Janet McLean, Cristín Leach Hugh and Dr Declan Long. The portraits shown   are Evie Hone by Hilda van Stockum  and Seamus Heaney by Jackie Nickerson. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Hennessy Portrait Prize, aimed at raising the public profile of contemporary portraiture, has been launched b(...)

 The Lake by Paul Henry sold for €93,000 (€80,000-€100,000) at Whyte’s Important Irish Art Auction

Sunday, November 24th Adam’s, Dublin. Interiors Auction. 68 per cent of lots sold. William IV silver claret jug, €19,000 (€10,000 -€20,000); George II(...)

Pears In Window by Dutch artist Hilda van Stockum (€3,000-€5,000) at de Veres

Rory Guthrie of de Veres is “optimistic” ahead of the company’s art auction in Dublin on November 27th . “ The increase in Dirt tax on savings,” he sa(...)